tikie.lk is a classifield website,but is not involved in any transaction between the buyer and seller in whatever capacity. Also we do not handle payments, gurantee transactions, provide escrow service, or offer buyer protection or seller certifications yet.
tikie.lk will try to keep the site free from scammers as well as from fraudulent and deceitful transactions. If you suspect that ad a tikie.lk or post maybe a part of scam, Please send us the detail and we will look into it.
Stay safe while buying on tikie.lk
We do not recomend pay advance to any seller that you do not know
Don't send money, whatever it's cash, checque or direct bank transfer, if you have never seen the item.
Do not feel confident even if seller provides you with his personal information or bank account number. This does not gurantee your protection from being cheated.
Keep things local by meeting face-to-face with the seller to see the item and exchange money. Follow this rule to avoid 99% of scam attemps.
For your personal safety, meet the seller in well-lit public place.
Make sure you are satisfied and happy with the item you are about to purchase before finalize the transaction.
Be careful with request for payment using any money transfer service. There services aren't meant for sending money to someone you do not know. These forms of payment through fund transfer are the ones usually used by fraudsters of scammers.
Take extra the seller caution when keeps pusing you to complete the transaction, or when the seller asks for your ID and / or financial information (e.g. bank account number, Credit card number, or visa card number, etc.). Never provide the seller with any of this information
Be always on the lookout for warning signs that you are dealing with a scammer.
If you were defrauded by someone you met in a person, Contact your local police station.
Use your common sense. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Stay safe while Selling on tikie.lk
Never send the item you are selling before payment arrangements have been finalized.
Keep things local by meeting face-to-face with the buyer to exchange items and money at the same time. Follow this rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
For your personal safety, meet the buyer in a well-lit public place.
Be always on the lookout for warning signs that you are dealing with a scammer. If in doubt, contact tikie.lk for advice or don’t deal with them. If you were defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department.
Use your common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Try to Recognize Scammers
The following are the tips for recognized scams,
Someone claims that tikie.lk will guarantee a transaction, certify a buyer/seller, or claims that tikie.lk will handle or provide protection for a payment. The scammer may send out an official looking email but is actually fake, as tikie.lk does not have a role in any transactions yet.
Someone requests payment through online methods.
Someone who lives far away sends payment by money order and then have you wire money.
Distant seller suggests use of online transaction methods.
Distant seller asks for a partial payment in advance.
General safety tips for you
Here are a few things to remember to keep yourself safe while using on the internet:
Be very careful on what you post. Never share your personal information (like name, age, address, etc.) as well as your financial information (bank account and credit card numbers, etc.) with any website that you do not trust or anyone you meet on the internet.
Never share your usernames and passwords, even with family and close friends.
Never click on emails from anyone you don’t know and every link that comes your way.
As much as possible, always check the website’s security setting.
Keep your computer safe by equipping it with security measures like firewall, updated anti-spyware and anti-virus programs.
One fraudulent method of obtaining your personal information online is phishing. It is an attempt to steal information (e.g. usernames, passwords, financial information, etc.) from internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one. They can then use the information you provided to gain access to your actual account.
Here are ways to avoid phishing attempts and protect your account information:
You could be a victim of phishing if you see strange activities or unfamiliar posts on your account page. The best thing to do is to change your password immediately and manually delete the ads.
If you use the same password for your email account (or any other services), you may need to change those passwords as well.